Surprise Proposal in the Snow – Convict Lake

November 11, 2022

One of the dreamiest views in the Eastern Sierra, Convict Lake is the perfect spot for a surprise proposal. What makes it so special?

The Mountain and lake backdrop is perfect

It’s truly hard to imagine a place so incredibly gorgeous. Laurel Mountain sits behind the lake and has some of the only Metamorphic Rock in the eastern sierra. As you can see, during winter the mountain textures are covered in snow, but it is still one of the easiest-to-access locations in the area.

Easy to Access for a Convict Lake Surprise Proposal

While I always enjoy a true adventure, for surprise proposals it’s better to keep things simple. At Convict Lake there is no fear of getting lost, or not finding each other. You can literally drive right to the lake so it’s super chill and

Another easy-to-access proposal spot, if you ski, is the top of Mammoth Mountain.

Best Season to Visit Convict Lake

Sometimes Convict lake can be very busy. I’ve noticed weekends to be worse than week days, and weekend mornings the busiest of all. Every time I have planned a proposal here at the lake, there have been people fishing in the spot I want to use until the last second, and then it has worked out each time. Usually people seem to clear out around dusk which is perfect for us!

Also, I prefer this location from late spring through Fall, mostly because you can’t see the metamorphic rock on Laurel mountain when it’s covered in snow. However, as you can see it was perfect for our session on this day.

See a summer session in the link below.

The Surprise Proposal at Convict Lake

Shane reached out just 2 weeks in advance to plan this special day. We were aiming to use Hot Creek Geological site, but with a last minute winter storm, we couldn’t access the road.

Convict lake may have been our back up plan, but it turned out perfectly in.

Shane and Lili actually eloped earlier this summer – Shane had promised he would still surprise her with a ring one day, and that’s how this came together.

Check out these other Eastern Sierra Surprise Proposals:

Mammoth Mountain

Convict Lake in the Summer